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Staff Posted: Dec 24, 2008 0 comments

DxO Labs has unveiled www.dxomark.com, a new website delivering key objective metrics of sensor performance for a variety of cameras measured directly on the RAW image. Available as a free online resource, dxomark.com makes it possible for the first time to assess the intrinsic quality of a camera before the impact of any RAW conversion.

“There are many valuable resources reviewing the image quality of digital cameras, but none of them consider the actual RAW signal straight from the camera sensor,” explains Nicolas Touchard, Vice President of Marketing, DxO Labs Image Quality Evaluation business. “Demanding photographers who shoot in RAW should only care about the genuine quality of the RAW image, yet until now they have had to rely on measures based on converted RAW images, obviously biased by the processing applied to them, whether embedded or performed offline with a software RAW converter. Furthermore, as RAW converters evolve and improve, the latent potential of RAW images can only be gauged by analyzing the RAW images themselves, projecting the potential quality achievable with the ultimate RAW converter. This is why we believe that our approach will dramatically change the way photographers evaluate digital cameras.”

dxomark.com provides in-depth measurements of all the relevant characteristics of a sensor: actual ISO sensitivity (which generally differs from the value reported by the camera), signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), dynamic range, tonal range, color depth and sensitivity, metamerism, etc. dxomark.com already covers 50 popular cameras, including Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLRs) and high-end bridge cameras offering RAW image format. The site will be updated on a regular basis with new cameras.
dxomark.com RAW image quality database relies on DxO Analyzer, the world’s leading turn-key laboratory solution for image quality evaluation. Thanks to its accuracy, completeness, and reliability, DxO Analyzer has become the reference tool for numerous leading imaging industry players, photography magazines and websites.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 25, 2005 0 comments

Alera
Technologies has announced an industry first, the DVD/CD duplicator with LightScribe
technology that Laser burns labels directly on DVD/CD discs. The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy
Cruiser Pro LS is the only personal disc publisher that records and duplicates
DVDs and CDs and prints custom silkscreen quality labels without a printer --
all in a machine that fits easily on your desk. You can create your own custom
labels, with text and graphics, using the software included with the unit.



The 1:1 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro LS, the first LightScribe DVD/CD Personal Publisher,
has anestimated street price of $399.



To print labels you simply place LightScribe certified media with the label side
down in the recorder, attach the DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro LS to your PC and burn
any label you have created. The LightScribe printing technology is very high resolution
and offers superior quality and clarity that can be compared to silkscreen. The
DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro LS incorporates 16x DVD recording technology and can function
as a 1:1 DVD/CD Duplicator or an external USB 2.0 DVD/CD Recorder. The 1:1 DVD/CD
Copy Cruiser Pro LS is a package that is truly desktop with only a 7 x 11 inch
footprint and weighing less than 12 pounds.



Complete information available at http://www.aleratec.com...

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 26, 2014 0 comments

FUJIFILM just introduced their new X30 premium compact, fixed lens camera. Designed with enthusiast and professional photographers in mind, the X30 offers a wide variety of new features and the award-winning image quality that the FUJIFILM X series is best known for. The stylish body is crafted from durable, lightweight die cast magnesium alloy with a tilting 3” premium clear LCD monitor (920K-dot), an EXR Processor II (for high speed and low noise) and a 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor. The X30 offers increased battery performance, a Real Time Viewfinder (with a magnification of 0.65x) and a display lag time of 0.005seconds.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
The Gallery Art & Design in Richmond, VA is hosting their
first annual International Juried Photography competition to benefit the
renowned Richmond's Children Hospital.
This year's theme is "Colors of Life." The
deadline for submissions is Sept 1, 2006. Anyone may apply (18+ of age)
with any photographic medium. There will be a prestigious jury composed
of local and international art curators and collectors electing the top
three finalists who will receive awards of $1000, $500, and $250 respectively.
The Top Ten Finalists will exhibit at the culminating night gala in February
'07 at the historic Jefferson Hotel Ballroom; there will be an awards ceremony
for the artists and a silent auction of their work with the net proceeds
going to the Children's Hospital to help double the size of their Transitional
Care Unit (TCU). There will be International media coverage, and thus an
opportunity to introduce work to an International market.


Those interested may email photocontest@the-gallery.it, call Karen at +1
804.355.0102 or visit our website http://www.the-gallery.it/photocontest_eng.asp.
Application forms and details are available online.


The Gallery is located at 16 S. Dooley Ave Richmond, VA 23221

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 08, 2014 0 comments

If you want to move out from behind the camera and join the fun by getting into your shots, ioShutter SLR is an innovative system that allows photographers to connect their DSLR camera to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. With the aid of the ioShutter cable and a companion app, you can remotely control the camera’s shutter from your mobile device.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2005 0 comments

How do digital
photographers handle thousands of pictures, maintain quality and efficiency in
their work, and stay competitive? Several leading digital photography companies
- including Extensis, GretagMacbeth, Lexar, Mirra, Nik Multimedia, Wacom, Microsoft,
Adobe, and Blue Pixel - have partnered together to address these questions. While
most professional seminars focus on the camera, editing, or printing, the Just
Show Me How seminar gives photographers the tools and knowledge they need to maximize
the effectiveness and efficiency of the complete digital process - after they've
taken the picture. The Just Show Me How Tour for professional photographers begins
in February 2005 and will visit 10 cities through April 2005.



The seminar will be taught by Rob Galbraith, professional photographer and digital
photography educator. Rob will guide attendees through the process of creating
an end-to-end solution that really works, using the best features of the hardware
and software available today. The goal of these seminars is to help serious and
professional photographers refine the process after the picture is taken, so that
they can direct their creative energies into what they really love - shooting
pictures.



Seminar Registration Details


Interested seminar attendees should visit www.justshowmehowpro.com
to register for an upcoming event. The cost to attend is $149 in advance or $169
for day of, walk-in registration. Check this web site for the seminar schedule,
which starts Feb 9.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2005 0 comments

It was standing room only in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles -
the first four stops of the Just Show Me How Professional seminar tour, where
attendees learned a variety of tools and techniques that address digital workflow
issues of the professional photographer. Only six cities remain on this popular
ten city tour, so only a limited number of attendees will get to benefit from
this valuable information. The remaining cities are:

· Dallas, TX: March 13th

· Boston, MA: April 3rd

· Washington, DC: April 10th

· San Diego, CA: April 17th

· San Francisco, CA: May 1st

· Orlando, FL: May 15th



Several leading digital photography companies -- including Extensis, GretagMacbeth,
Lexar, Mirra, Nik Multimedia, Wacom, Microsoft, Adobe, and Blue Pixel - have
partnered together to address critical workflow issues that help professional
photographers stay competitive. While most seminars focus on the camera, editing,
or printing, the Just Show Me How seminar gives photographers the tools and
knowledge they need to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the complete
digital process - after they've taken the picture.



The seminars are taught by Rob Galbraith, professional photographer and digital
photography educator. Rob teaches attendees how to:

· Automate the transfer of digital images to the computer

· Sort and select digital images efficiently

· Construct a complete, color-managed editing environment

· Select and effectively use the correct tools and plug-ins for Photoshop

· Backup and catalog digital images for easy searching and retrieval

· Print digital images quickly and effectively

· Implement goof-proof methods for making files available to clients



About Rob Galbraith

A professional photojournalist who converted to digital photography in 1994,
Rob Galbraith is a respected editorial freelance photographer, digital photography
trainer, and digital imaging workflow consultant. He was the first photographer
to have a digitally shot photograph nominated for the prestigious National Newspaper
Award, one of journalism's highest honors in Canada. As a trainer, he
has consulted to more than 200 news organizations, top-tier photographers and
digital product manufacturers worldwide and has led dozens of seminars on the
use of digital cameras in professional photography. He is also the author of
The Digital Photojournalist's Guide, a book on the use of digital cameras
in photojournalism that spanned 4 editions. In addition, he is the publisher
of Rob Galbraith Digital Photography Insights (www.robgalbraith.com),
a web site for serious and professional digital photographers.



Seminar Registration Details

Interested seminar attendees should visit www.justshowmehowpro.com
to register for an upcoming event. The cost to attend is $149 in advance or
$169 for day of, walk-in registration.



About the Just Show Me How partners:

· Adobe (www.adobe.com)
helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital
imaging, design and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals
and enterprises

· Blue Pixel's (www.bluepixel.net)
mission is to teach digital photography from an unbiased, real world perspective
by leading digital photographers

· Extensis (www.extensis.com),
a Celartem company, is the world's leading provider of software solutions
that empower digital asset creators and users

· GretagMacbeth (www.gretagmacbeth.com)
is a worldwide technology leader of color management solutions for graphic arts,
photography, digital imaging, paints, plastics, apparel, textiles and automotive,
among other industries

· Lexar (www.lexar.com)
is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-performance digital media and
accessories

· Microsoft (www.microsoft.com),
founded in 1975, is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet
technologies for personal and business computing

· Mirra (www.mirra.com)
delivers the only smart and easy way to store, share, retrieve, and protect
digital photos - the Mirra Personal Server

· Nik Multimedia, Inc. (www.nikmultimedia.com)
provides innovative software solutions for the emerging digital imaging, photographic
and graphic design markets

· Wacom Technology (www.wacom.com)
is the leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and pen
input technology for mobile devices

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2005 0 comments

Last season's
sold out Just Show Me How Pro tour is back, with new tips, new techniques, and
new ideas for your digital photography workflow. World-renowned photographer,
author, and teacher, Kevin Ames, will educate and entertain you as he shares the
secrets of professional workflow. Kevin is the newest associate of Blue Pixel
Digital Experts, leading photographers and consultants committed to teaching digital
photography from an unbiased, real world perspective. The tour begins on October
2nd in Miami, and travels to eight U.S. cities through the beginning of December.



This one-day seminar will take professional photographers through what to do with
all of those digital files after the photo has been captured. Kevin covers the
ins and outs of downloading from memory cards, adding metadata, backing up, image
optimization, controlling color, delivering files, and creating bulletproof archives
of digital negatives. Attendees will learn how to achieve better results faster
through automation, without sacrificing the integrity of their images or the quality
of their files. As a highly respected photographer, Photoshop author and instructor,
Kevin will also share techniques that are essential to any photographer's
creative workflow.



At the new Just Show Me How seminar, attendees will have great opportunities to
network with colleagues and leading industry experts. They will also gain valuable
hands on experience with exceptional photography products.



Interested seminar attendees should visit www.justshowmehowpro.com
to check the city schedule and register for an upcoming event. The cost to attend
is $149 in advance or $169 for day of, walk-in registration.
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George Schaub Posted: Apr 05, 2010 0 comments

The Leica X1 looks like an analog camera. It has a compact body with a high quality finish and offers two setup dials on the top. If both dials are set to A-mode the camera will set aperture and shutter speed value automatically. If the photographer changes the aperture setting manually to a value between f2,8 and f16 the camera will work in aperture priority mode and set up shutter speed automatically. Similarly, a change of the shutter speed dial and setting the aperture-dial to A will switch the Leica X1 into “shutter speed priority mode. It’s a very efficient and easy system. The camera doesn’t offer any scene modes.

The X1 is Leica’s newest compact camera. It is based on an APS-C-sized image sensor and a lens system with fixed focal length with 36mm (35mm film equivalent). The camera has a small and compact body, offers easy handling and creates very crisp images.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 11, 2013 0 comments
Designed to capture images of lightning strikes in all conditions, day or night. Rugged and water resistant by design, a must have for outdoor photographers. Just like your DSLR, the Lightning Bug™ allows either fully automated operation, or complete manual control. During daytime photography, you'll appreciate the adjustable frame rate of up to 10 shots per second.
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Staff Posted: Aug 06, 2008 0 comments

Lowepro announces the launch of Flipside 400 AW, a high-performance camera
backpack designed with a large capacity, premium security, all-day comfort,
plus protection from the elements.



Flipside
400 AW features a unique back-entry compartment that provides easy access to
gear when setting up--keeping the harness off the ground and clean--plus
extra security when on the move. With access to gear placed in the rear of the
backpack, roving hands are discouraged from reaching into the bag. With the
padded waistbelt secured, gear is quickly reached by rotating the entire bag
to the front, offering hands-free use and providing a stable work platform while
changing batteries, memory cards or setting up for the next shot. To protect
expensive gear from the elements, the Flipside 400 AW includes Lowepro's
patented, built-in All Weather Cover.

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Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2009 0 comments

ARCA-SWISS has developed two new view cameras, the M-Line two Single Lens Reflex (SLR) and the M-Line two Medium Format (MF). These are all-round cameras that allow you to work from 35 mm to 4x5” film format or use with digital backs. ARCA-SWISS has a vast selection of accessories that can transform the M-Line Two into a 6x9 medium format or even a 4x5” camera.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 29, 2011 1 comments
Multiblitz USA introduced the new monolight-battery-bundle GLAMKIT to the North American market. The GLAMKIT combines the TIPA Award winning PROFILUX PLUS studio flash system (named Best Flash System 2010) optional with 200 Ws (7 f-stops), 400 Ws (7 f-stops), or 800 Ws (8 f-stops) with the Multiblitz PROPAC 1 battery pack, and the 3 ft. octagonal softbox GLAMBOX 90. A sturdy trolley with a snug-fitting soft case and harness for the PROPAC battery pack with Velcro fastening straps for the included 8 ft. air-cushioned light stand completes the GLAMKIT. The battery pack/trolley combination serves as a counterweight for the flash unit on the stand, often prone to strong air drag in windy conditions – especially with the use of larger light shapers. A perfect pick for a quick 1-unit on-location set-up for glamour and wedding shoots.
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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 25, 2014 0 comments

This kit was created with the (studio or location) strobist photographer in mind and it features a Manfrotto Nanopole stand, a Snap Tilthead and a convenient carrying case. The Nanopole is a two-in-one device—built to be stable, lightweight and strong.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 16, 2006 0 comments

Mamiya-OP, in Japan, who has three business divisions including Camera, Golf,
and Electronic Equipment, has recently announced that its Camera Division will
be transferred to a new company to be called Mamiya Digital Imaging.
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